Dating violence in high school
"We expect there will be backlash with that, as well," she said.
Twenty-one percent of high school girls have been physically or sexually assaulted by someone they dated -- a figure twice as high as previously estimated, a new study shows.
Ten percent of high school boys also report having been physically or sexually assaulted by a dating partner, about the same rate reported in earlier surveys, according to a study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in JAMA Pediatrics.
Authors of the new report note that the CDC has changed the way it phrases its questions about teen dating violence, leading more students to report assaults.
Online courses provide key info on bullying, dating violence Two interactive distance-learning courses, Bullying 101 and Teen Dating Violence 101, provide key information about bullying, cyber bullying, and dating violence and explain how to create safe, healthy environments and relationships.
Plainfield High School students published a robust dating guide filled with articles about safe dating, break-ups and first kisses.
The magazine headlined "Plainfield High School's Dating Survival Guide Declassified" was created entirely by students in Burress' publications class.Boys who have faced dating violence are nearly four times as likely to have been bullied online; girls are more than twice as likely.Boys and girls who have been victims of dating violence are more likely to get into fights, carry a weapon, use alcohol, use marijuana or cocaine and have sex with multiple partners the study says."We were so excited to put them out," said Kayla Mays, a junior and co-editor of the issue with classmate Anu Nattam. It was completely unlike anything we'd done before.""Parents need to be aware that Plainfield High School has published and distributed to students a magazine telling our children that casual sex and even group (sex) is OK," Bret Allen wrote on Facebook.Allen, the daughter of the Plainfield Schools board president Michael Allen, pointed at one article penned by a ninth-grade boy who described a sleep-over with his girlfriend.
SMCPS has established a Dating Violence Prevention program as part of a sustained effort to further educate students about personal safety, avoiding high risk youth behaviors, and making good choices.